• Kyodo


Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. agreed Monday to pay damages to an additional 44 women in Japan who developed blotches after using the company’s skin-whitening products.

The women’s lawyers did not disclose the settlement amount reached at the Osaka District Court, where the plaintiffs had sought a total of around ¥805 million in damages. Kanebo will pay each of the plaintiffs in accordance with their symptoms, the lawyers said.

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